SHERRIE LEVINE | SALUBRA 2
SHERRIE LEVINE | SALUBRA 2
SHERRIE LEVINE | SALUBRA 2
SHERRIE LEVINE | SALUBRA 2
SHERRIE LEVINE | SALUBRA 2
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SHERRIE LEVINE | SALUBRA 2

Estimate: 80,000 - 120,000 USD

SHERRIE LEVINE | SALUBRA 2

Estimate: 80,000 - 120,000 USD

Lot Sold:81,250USD

Lot Details

Description

SHERRIE LEVINE

b. 1947

SALUBRA 2


each inscribed respectively from 2/1 to 2/14 on the reverse

acrylic on mahogany, in 14 parts

Each: 27 by 24⅛ in. (68.6 by 61.3 cm.)

Executed in 2009.


PROVENANCE

Simon Lee Gallery, London

Private Collection

Acquired by the present owner from the above

Condition Report

This work is in very good condition overall. Each element was painted by a conservator on mahogany panels, which is the artist's chosen method of fabrication. The panels vary in surface and texture, some of which show evidence of minor hairline cracks, which appear inherent to the process and working method of the artist and are only visible upon close inspection. There is evidence of light wear and handling to the edges of most panels. There are faint pinpoint accretions, which are only visible upon close inspection, to a few of the panels. There is evidence of a minor repair in the corners of one panel a faint surface abrasion, which are only visible upon close inspection and certain light.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.

Cataloguing

Provenance

Simon Lee Gallery, London

Private Collection

Acquired by the present owner from the above

Catalogue Note

Inspired by the color charts Le Corbusier conceived for Swiss wallpaper company Salubra in 1931, Sherrie Levine's Salubra 2 is a tour de force of contemporary conceptual art. For the architect Le Corbusier, each series consisted of 14 tones interacting constructively to make 'keyboards' of different color schemes. Having used historical paintings as his inspiration for each color, in her adaptation, Levine continues the theme of appropriation. Each work in her Salubra series of 6 consists of 14 monochrome mahogany panels set against distinct backgrounds. In isolating each series and removing it from the original context, she explores the subtle effects of individual groupings of colors. Levine gives the sequences a modern reinterpretation, and no less under the authorship of a female artist who often appropriates the work of deceased male artists. 


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Online bidding closed18 Jul 2019 | 07:30 PM GMT